Portfolio Director of the Travel, Tourism and Sports Portfolio: Reed Exhibitions
Chardonnay has achieved a great amount of success at a young age. As a graduate of the IMM Graduate School of Marketing with a Marketing Diploma, Chardonnay joined Thebe Reed Exhibitions (now Reed Exhibitions) as a Project Manager but her determination soon see her rise to the position of Senior Project Manager of the Special Events Division and Group Marketing at Thebe Reed Exhibitions and Projects Group in 2013. Her position saw Chardonnay heading up the special events division as well as running all of the management contracts.
Today, as the Portfolio Director of the Travel, Tourism and Sports Portfolio, Chardonnay is responsible for all affiliated events and activities within the portfolio. This includes Africa Travel Week and its three co-located travel shows – WTM Africa, ibtm africa and ILTM Africa, She works closely with her own team and the highly experienced Reed Travel Exhibitions team which is based in the UK.
Chardonnay is driven by the prospect of achieving her goals and those of Reed Exhibitions and she is always striving towards success. She believes and strives towards creating working environments that accommodate people from all walks of life. Chardonnay invests in her staff; mentors her team and puts time towards their personal growth. She is determined to become one of the best leaders in her field and is constantly inspiring her team to see the vision of successes to come with each project.